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Yetti 16th November 2009 04:41 AM

Rain, Creation Station, ADK, Best bang for the buck?
 
I want to run PT 8 LE with a new music computer.
So many options...New egg, Tiger direct, Dell, etc....or a custom built from Rain, creation station, ADK...I have been searching and reading, but I am not a techy...not my field of expertise.
Any advice for the best bang for the buck, stable, powerful PC to handle many plugs and audio files for my part time studio would be appreciated.

Thanks in advance!!!

Studiodawg 16th November 2009 09:52 PM

Not an affiliate, just a user...call Scott at ADK and tell him what you want and what your budget is...my system has worked for years.

maq 17th November 2009 06:08 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Studiodawg (Post 4789411)
Not an affiliate, just a user...call Scott at ADK and tell him what you want and what your budget is...my system has worked for years.

Same here. I've had 3 ADK systems. Scott's a great guy.

Deleted User 17th November 2009 06:13 AM

ADK

Creation Station is Overpriced and behind compared to others fro what your getting.

Id trust Scott any day over Sweetwater

IonicBreed 17th November 2009 07:17 AM

ADK. Scott is a nice guy. Before deciding to build my own system Scott answered a lot of my questions.

Yetti 17th November 2009 08:24 AM

Thanks for the input guys.
I am considering the ADK option...however, check out how awesome this Rain ION looks!
ION - Rackmount Audio Workstation | Rain Recording

Dysanfel 17th November 2009 11:33 AM

That seems expensive considering the CPU its using is about $175. Talk to Scott if you must go PC.

jcschild 17th November 2009 03:02 PM

thanks Guys!

to the OP the system you linked to @ rain is an AMD. not even close to a Core i5/i7.
over priced and underperforming.

look at the benchmarks
Benchmarks for Pro Audio!.

AMD 965 (3.4GHz) only 54 RXC
even the i5 did 104 never mind the i7 920 which did 130.

so 1/2 the power of Intels least expensive new processor.

once again marketing seems to "rain" over fact.

Scott
ADK

Yetti 17th November 2009 08:13 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by jcschild (Post 4791866)
thanks Guys!

to the OP the system you linked to @ rain is an AMD. not even close to a Core i5/i7.
over priced and underperforming.

look at the benchmarks
Benchmarks for Pro Audio!.

AMD 965 (3.4GHz) only 54 RXC
even the i5 did 104 never mind the i7 920 which did 130.

so 1/2 the power of Intels least expensive new processor.

once again marketing seems to "rain" over fact.

Scott
ADK

Thanks for the info Scott!
Honestly, unless someone (or me in this case) is knowlegable to what the hell these tech specs really mean, it's hard to know the best way to go. I do realize the value in paying for service and expertise, but in reasearching my options I am baisically trying to make sure my choice does not result in paying $1500 bucks for the same custom computor that would have been $1200 from another PC builder....or maybe niether will perform much better than a $750 deal at Best Buy or Tiger direct.
I am glad I posted this question, it seems like the best advertising for you is the customers who support you and ADK.

I will give you a call to directly to discuss what I need.
Thanks!

root 24th November 2009 08:03 AM

Scott just put one together for me - I'm very happy with MY choices BECAUSE of HIS explanations and reasoning.

Happy Thanksgiving to the whole crew over at ADK Pro Audio.

Bob G aka root

p.s. Now bump me up to the front of the assembly line list so it arrives next week!

rack gear 24th November 2009 08:09 AM

I am an incredibly happy PCAL customer here!
Awesome costumer service, the best!
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